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hp ProLiant DL380 G3 with IBM hard drives?

Gerhard Gelbmann
Occasional Visitor

hp ProLiant DL380 G3 with IBM hard drives?


I'm trying to upgrade the hard drives of a DL380 G3. Currently, the system is operated with hp/Compaq branded 36GB drives. The new drives should be 72GB IBM drives. I want to replace all 6 drives and completely reconfigure the RAID controller.

Unfortunately, I cannot manage the RAID controller to actually find the drives during startup of the system. All replaced drives are just skipped and reported missing.

Replacing just one the drives not configured for use at all while the system is running does not work either.

Are there any known issues using IBM hard disks in a DL380 G3, or do I have to take specific additional steps to make the system recognize the drives correctly?

Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: hp ProLiant DL380 G3 with IBM hard drives?


if you don't use official drives from HP,

you cant be sure that will work.